Patchwork quilting is a rich and enduring art that can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. Traditional patchwork quilts were made from squares of leftover fabrics. Understanding a few basic elements is essential in creating your own patchwork quilt design.
Plantasia is a game by First Play that involves the story line of a fairy in training having to grant a wish. This is where she stumbles upon an overgrown garden and a depressed man named Jack, who wishes the garden was fixed. She also meets a character named Wrinkleroot, who is the oldest flower in
Liquid hand soap is convenient and doesn't leave residue on your sink like bar soap can. It can be hard to find a completely natural liquid hand soap, and when you do, it often comes with a higher price tag than average soap. You can learn to make soap at home and avoid this problem. Handmade soaps
Teaching kids to be innovative is challenging, but you can push them to see everyday household items a little bit differently. Once you've opened their minds to new ideas, your children can be on the road to becoming creative geniuses. Inventions can help them solve problems or create fun projects,
Curtain rings allow you to suspend simple hemmed panels from clips on a decorative curtain rod. These rings are typically fairly plain, made of metal, plastic or wood. Crochet curtain rings to coordinate them to your curtains, add character to your windows, or make cheap curtain rings look custom.
Hand knitted dishcloths are a personal and practical gift. You can select the perfect color to complement the recipient's decor and taste. Although they may seem too nice to use, knit dishcloths made of cotton are sturdy enough for regular use and can be washed in hot water and even stand up to ble
Origami is the ancient Japanese art of folding paper to create intricate objects, flowers and creatures. Some origami projects involve complicated folding techniques, while others are not as difficult to make as they look. The distinctive geometric shapes of certain insects lend themselves well to o
The Gryphon Abrasive Miter Saws are noted best for working with multipe materials such as metals, coppers, brass, and stained glasses for sure. It is a uniquely designed saw because of its ability to
The Knifty Knitter is a knitting loom that uses yarn to make knitted panels or tubes. By knitting a tube and gathering one end, you can quickly create a custom, handmade beanie. Beanies are often finished with a crocheted border around the opening. Crocheting a border design onto the opening of the
Sea monsters or owls, teddy bears or ponies, papier-mache is a fairly simple way to create practically any animal sculpture you can think of. It's a fun and messy process that's great fun for kids, but allows room for as much elaborate self-expression as an ambitious adult feels like delving into. I
Whether you have a small pond, fountain or a swimming pool, a floating paper lantern can add a little elegance to your next outdoor gathering. The paper bags used in this project can be either white or a typical brown lunch bag. The candle placed inside will emit an earthy tone glow, regardless of t
German bells are a beautiful traditional ornaments most often used to add a touch of old-world charm to a wreath or Christmas tree. They can even be used as small gift boxes. While usually associated with Christmas, bells can also be used to create an air of elegance at a wedding or an atmosphere of
Christmas crafts are very popular and using jewelry beads is an easy way to make something small that will look very special and unique. You can make things besides ornaments with jewelry beads. Broaches and earrings in Christmas designs are very popular to make and wear and will garner a...
Re-Ment miniatures have taken Japan by storm and are becoming increasingly popular in the United States as well. While many companies produce dollhouse miniatures and tiny toys, Re-Ment International, Inc. has a reputation for combining functionality, creativity, high-end design and attention to det
Velvet weaving is an ancient art that is believed to have begun in India. Velvet was primarily used for clothing for the rich and royal. Demand for the fabric spread through the middle-east, and soon the fabric and weaving techniques began to catch-on throughout Europe. During the 16th century, v
When costume jewelry features a maker's mark, it is considered a signed piece. A symbol or script appears on a clasp or in another inconspicuous place. If a "CR" mark is found, the piece is an early example of a product from the prolific Coro Jewelry Company.
folding chair diagrams can differ greatly, from very simple to highly advanced - can you somehow establish that they're worth your while? If you'll take a few moments and keep readin
Make your scrapbook pages stand out by surrounding your photographs with your own printed frame designs. Themed borders with coordinated colors, images or letters will enhance the pictures of a special event such as a wedding or family gathering that you placed in your memory book. You'll want to lo